Brakspear has acquired the Golden Ball pub near Maidenhead, taking its total managed estate to 15 sites.

The pub operator and brewer plans to trade the pub, situated in Pinkneys Green, in its existing format throughout the Christmas period, but has plans to refresh the site in January.

The pub has seating for 110 customers inside and also has a large patio and garden. It currently offers fresh pizzas and burgers alongside a range of pub classics.

Tom Davies, Brakspear chief executive, said, “We’re delighted to be adding the Golden Ball to our managed division. It’s a popular pub serving its local community with a great range of food and drink and we think it has great potential within the Brakspear family.

“We’re very happy with the growth of our managed estate, which we started six years ago. While each pub has its own individual character, they also have some shared features that help customers to identify them as a Brakspear managed site, which will encourage them to visit other pubs in the group, knowing they’ll experience the same top-quality food, drink and customer service.”

Brakspear’s parent company J T Davies & Sons increased its turnover by 12% in 2018, to £31.8m, with EBITDA at the brewer and pub operator up 13% over the year, to £8.7m. Sales growth in its managed division stood at £3.2m.

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